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RAINDANCERJESS
Posts: 50
3/9/12 2:33 P

I have the "Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker" (looked it up on amazon to make sure!) which runs about $50. It is GREAT not just for ice cream but also sorbets. This is a great way to control what goes into your frozen desserts and it's fast and easy.



M_SGIRL
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2/22/12 9:34 A

We have one of the big ones, and we pull it out 3-4 times a year. I like making ice cream with the kids, and it's a family tradition (of sorts). Portion control is the answer...I'm not going to deny any of us a treat we love, just make it healthier and keep it under control.

Everyone I know who bought a small one has ended up taking it back. I wish I had a recommendation for you. Mine is 15 years old and works like new.



HEMAMALINI100
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2/20/12 9:01 P

No



FAIRLYINMN
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2/20/12 6:45 P

Ive got the cute little mini ice cream maker...the one that makes single servings of ice cream. You put the freezer bowls in the freezer before you start and then mix it up...takes under 10 minutes. I love it for making orange juice slushes, but it makes decent ice cream as well if you can keep it from sticking to the sides like there is no tomorrow. Low fat cream doesnt work nearly as well as the real stuff...I think the fat helps with the sticking.



COOLEYFAM
Posts: 174
2/20/12 1:30 P

Yes but in 9 years we've only used it 3 times.



UNIQDRGNFLY
Posts: 1,194
2/19/12 7:57 P

Yes, I have a Ninja Blender that I dearly love!!!!!!!!!!!! It is awesome!!!



YELLOWDAHLIA
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2/19/12 10:38 A

I have one, but haven't used it in ages.



LIZMURRAY
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2/19/12 6:44 A

no love ice cream though

Edited by: LIZMURRAY at: 2/19/2012 (06:44)


TAMMYOKAHARA
Posts: 405
7/21/11 4:47 A

I have one that makes 1.5 quarts. Aldi had them on sale for twenty dollars. This is an electric unit that has the bowl that stays in the freezer until you are ready to use it.



CUBBYMAMMA
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7/20/11 8:39 A

I've got a full size ice cream/yogurt maker that my grandparents gave me waaay back in the early 90s....

I'm trying to pare down to more essential tools in my kitchen and get rid of big stuff unitasker gadgets. I haven't used the ice cream maker b/c it's kind of a pain. It's messy and time consuming, and isn't a very high quality machine either. I'm thinking about buying a little cheapie Hamilton Beach one to replace. I saw them on sale for ~ 20.00.
It's a tiny little thing, and makes a little bit of ice cream, which is plenty. The one I have now makes about 1 1/2 quarts, which is way more than we ever need.

I have been doing a lot of banana soft serve, and branched out to other fruits but thought that gadet might be good for some simple frozen yogurt, etc.

I just don't want to buy something that's going to fall apart immediately. Anyone have that one or another to recommend? Mind you, I'm looking for small appliance, that makes small quantities, and decent price! emoticon



 
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